bou·​gain·​vil·​lia ˌbü-gən-ˈvil-yə How to pronounce bougainvillia (audio)
capitalized : a widely distributed genus of marine hydrozoans forming arborescent colonies and having polyps with a single whorl of tentacles
plural -s : bougainvillea

Word History


New Latin, from Louis Antoine de Bougainville + New Latin -ia

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“Bougainvillia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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